Chronicle coverage of BSRG OER survey confuses key data on OER adoption. #informationliteracy
Open Educational Resources
Disastrous senate bill in Hawai’i that would have mandated usage of OER for all UH courses is changed in committee hearings
Hawai’i senate committee recommends bill mandating OER material for all courses at the University of Hawai’i system over significant faculty protests
Cengage announces OpenNow, their full entry into using OER – a move that we’ve been tracking since at least 2011 at e-Literate
OER implementation gets a major investor with a lot of leverage in the market.
Cengage seems both serious and honest in their ongoing attempts to understand the growing role of OER in the curricular materials market, but they are still climbing the learning curve.
Last month Cengage Learning released a white paper titled “Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape” where the headline called out expected increases in OER adoption:
“Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.”